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Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Burgeoning crime in Burien and the need for additional police officers spurred a large group of residents to spend over an hour at the City Council’s public comment session at the Monday regular meeting…

Normandy Park ‘Parks PROS Planning’ public meetings start March 25

Normandy Park ‘Parks PROS Planning’ public meetings start March 25

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The City of Normandy Park announced the dates, times, locations, and themes for its upcoming Parks PROS Planning public meetings, which begin Saturday, March... [Read more]

City seeking ideas for new Downtown Wayfinding System at March 16 event

City seeking ideas for new Downtown Wayfinding System at March 16 event

The City of Burien announced that it is preparing a ‘Downtown Wayfinding System’ design, and they’re seeking public input at an event set for Thursday, March 16 at Merrill Gardens. The... [Read more]

Arts, BEDP, Citizen of Year, CARES & more on agenda for Monday council

Arts, BEDP, Citizen of Year, CARES & more on agenda for Monday council

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s (March 6) Burien City Council meeting: The Council will hold a Special Meeting starting at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers for the purpose... [Read more]

LETTER: Why is Burien using a convicted felon to do animal enforcement?

LETTER: Why is Burien using a convicted felon to do animal enforcement?

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: Why is Burien using... [Read more]

Bridge failure, oil spill get emergency action from Burien City Council

Bridge failure, oil spill get emergency action from Burien City Council

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday night voted to have the city public works director to hire a company to figure out if a now closed and washed out bridge in the Boulevard Park neighborhood... [Read more]

Happy Birthday Burien! The city was incorporated 24 years ago today

Happy Birthday Burien! The city was incorporated 24 years ago today

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BURIEN! – 24 years ago today – Feb. 28, 1993 – the City of Burien was incorporated! Residents voted to incorporate by a 2-1 margin on March 10, 1992, and on Feb. 28 the next year,... [Read more]

Burien City Council approves ‘Refresh’ city logo at Monday night’s meeting

Burien City Council approves ‘Refresh’ city logo at Monday night’s meeting

At Monday night’s Study Session, the Burien City Council voted to approve the following new ‘Refresh’ logo for the city: Cost to the city for this logo/branding development from Tacoma-based... [Read more]

Former Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol takes new job with Sound Transit

Former Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol takes new job with Sound Transit

Former Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol – who was unexpectedly ousted by the City Council on Sept. 26, 2016 – announced Monday (Feb. 27) that he has taken a new job with Sound Transit. Gurol will... [Read more]

BEDP, oil spill, bridge closure & new logo on agenda for tonight’s Study Session

BEDP, oil spill, bridge closure & new logo on agenda for tonight’s Study Session

At tonight’s Study Session (Monday, Feb. 27), the Burien City Council will interview and vote on new members to the BEDP and arts commission, vote to waive competitive bidding requirements for both... [Read more]

Come ‘Meet Your Muslim Neighbor’ at Burien Community Church on March 9

Come ‘Meet Your Muslim Neighbor’ at Burien Community Church on March 9

All are invited to come ‘Meet Your Muslim Neighbor’ at Burien Community Church on Thursday, March 9, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. This is a free and open event, and all are encouraged to attend. “Come... [Read more]

‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

A ‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be held at Burien City Hall on Monday, March 6, starting at 6 p.m. The rally – intended to share residents’ concerns about rising crime... [Read more]

POLL: What do YOU think? Two revised designs released for City of Burien logo

POLL: What do YOU think? Two revised designs released for City of Burien logo

After two proposed new logos for the City of Burien were presented by Tacoma agency JayRay – and rejected last October – two new revised ones were released this week. The City Council will likely... [Read more]

Local Historians seek state recognition for infamous 1947 flying disc story

Local Historians seek state recognition for infamous 1947 flying disc story

Local historic group the Maury Island Incident Historical Society (“MIIHS”) has submitted a Resolution to Washington State Senators Karen Keiser (33rd District) and Sharon Nelson (34th District)... [Read more]

Restaurants in Burien go dark in solidarity with ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Restaurants in Burien go dark in solidarity with ‘Day Without Immigrants’

On Thursday, Feb. 16, you may have noticed that your favorite Mexican – or minority owned – restaurant(s) in Burien were closed, making it tough to get your favorite authentic taco or burrito. That’s... [Read more]

Burien ‘will continue to suffer’ from airplane noise, city says in FAA petition

Burien ‘will continue to suffer’ from airplane noise, city says in FAA petition

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien has filed a petition for review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to turn jet-prop airliners over Burien causing unexpected and unusual airplane... [Read more]

33rd Dist. Democrats will meet Monday, Feb. 20 at Normandy Park Congregational

33rd Dist. Democrats will meet Monday, Feb. 20 at Normandy Park Congregational

The 33rd District Democrats will meet Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Normandy Park Congregational Church for their monthly meeting. Doors will open at 6 p.m. “Join us for a potluck dinner... [Read more]

Legislature considers adding four seats to Port of Seattle Commission

Legislature considers adding four seats to Port of Seattle Commission

By Jack Mayne South King County will get more representation on the Port of Seattle Commission under legislation introduced this week in the Washington Legislature. The bill – HB 1999 – would create... [Read more]

Students at Hazel Valley School get Valentine greetings from Teachers Tues.

Students at Hazel Valley School get Valentine greetings from Teachers Tues.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day), Teachers at Burien’s Hazel Valley Elementary School greeted students with welcome signs and cheers as they arrived on campus to send a message of inclusion... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on new high school schedule options

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on new high school schedule options

Highline Public Schools is seeking the public’s feedback on proposed new high school schedule options designed to help students meet new state graduation requirements. See sample schedules, ask... [Read more]

‘Indivisible Burien’ group kicks off this Thursday, Feb. 9 at Elks Club

‘Indivisible Burien’ group kicks off this Thursday, Feb. 9 at Elks Club

A new group called ‘Indivisible Burien’ kicks off this Thursday Feb. 9th at the Dawah Center on the Lower Level of the Elks Club; here’s an announcement from Organizers: Please join... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I want the City Council to communicate cleanly…’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I want the City Council to communicate cleanly…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council Members, Breaking your word... [Read more]

Port CEO resigns under cloud of illegal employee payouts, says Business Journal

Port CEO resigns under cloud of illegal employee payouts, says Business Journal

By Jack Mayne Port CEO Ted Fick resigned Thursday (Feb. 2), but the Puget Sound Business Journal in an exclusive story Friday morning said he left under a cloud that he quit after “auditors briefed... [Read more]

BEDP candidates, tree retention, zoning on agenda for Monday’s council meeting

BEDP candidates, tree retention, zoning on agenda for Monday’s council meeting

At the next Burien City Council meeting – set for Monday, Feb. 6 – councilmembers will conduct interviews with candidates for the Business & Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) Advisory Board,... [Read more]